Syria's Moscow envoy denies chemical weapons use near Damascus

By REUTERS
August 21, 2013 14:37

 
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MOSCOW - Syria's ambassador to Russia on Wednesday dismissed accusations that President Bashar Assad's forces used chemical weapons against civilians in an attack near Damascus, Russian news agency Interfax reported.

"That is not true," Ambassador Riad Haddad was quoted as saying by Interfax.

"All information on that matter is fabricated and aimed at misleading international inspectors," he said, referring to the UN experts looking into possible cases of use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.

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